Springborn Smithers Appoints Ron Biever as Chief Scientific Officer

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Springborn Smithers, LLC, a global contract research organization (CRO) for environmental testing, appointed Ron Biever as Chief Scientific Officer, in charge of developing scientific business opportunities globally.

Springborn Smithers, LLC, a global contract research organization for environmental testing, appointed Ron Biever as Chief Scientific Officer, in charge of developing scientific business opportunities globally. Springborn, a Smithers Group company, provides a broad range of regulatory testing solutions, including ecotoxicology, environmental fate, and metabolism.

Previously, Mr. Biever served as VP of Operations at Springborn, and has filled several scientific and executive-level roles in the organization throughout his career. As part of his global initiatives, he is involved in expanding the European testing laboratory in Switzerland, as well as progressing Springborn's offerings at the Wareham, Massachusetts facility and exploring new growth opportunities at Springborn's Carolina Research Center (CRC) in North Carolina. While the CRC currently houses Springborn's avian toxicology program, the property has the space to accommodate a variety of outdoor exposure tests and large-scale crop studies.

"Ron will be an asset in providing scientific and strategic direction for new opportunities through collaborations, organic growth, or acquisitions," said Don Surprenant, Springborn President and COO. "One of his initiatives has been the development of a Smithers Group collaborative for toxicology testing. Earlier this year, Ron spearheaded the launch of Smithers Viscient. Established to bring together Springborn's capabilities in ecotoxicology with industry specialists in toxicology, Smithers Viscient represents a single source solution to address the full suite of required Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program tests."

"Ron has 23 years of experience in environmental toxicology, and has built solid relationships with some of the industry's most influential scientists and researchers. By collaborating with our customers to align with their specific testing needs, Ron is the right leader to Springborn's vision of partnering with our clients to work towards a common goal," noted Michael Hochschwender, President and CEO of the Smithers Group.

Springborn's environmental testing offerings include ecotoxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, analytical chemistry, REACH, and endocrine testing. Inquiries regarding potential new business initiatives can be made directly to Ron Biever by calling Springborn at 508-295-2550, or emailing rbiever@smithersmail.com. For information about Springborn's customized environmental testing solutions, visit http://www.springbornsmithers.com.

About Springborn:

Springborn is a leading global environmental testing CRO for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, and chemical industries. With research centers worldwide, Springborn offers a complete range of testing solutions and performs studies satisfying all major regulatory requirements.

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